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What is the best method of naming, filing and saving files while working with Adobe?

Community Beginner ,
Nov 07, 2022 Nov 07, 2022

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Hey guys, what is the best method of naming, filing and saving files?
eg: client-job-discription-year-V01.
Should I use a dash symbol or underscore between words?
Is V01 a good way to differenciate between versions?
Use a source / asset folder for pics?
I'm using Windows 11.
Thanks for your help,
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Community Expert , Nov 07, 2022 Nov 07, 2022

currently you can get away with quite a bit more than in the past, but if you use file names safe for past os'es you won't have a problem with current ones:

 

use underscores

v01 is ok if you expect less than 100, versions.  otherwise, v001 if max 1000.

 

eg, for project1 i like to use project1_v000, project1_v001 etc.

 

use different folders (suggestively named) for different assets, or different versions.

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Nov 07, 2022 Nov 07, 2022

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But what Adobe program are you using?

 

Meantime, let's move this to the Creative Cloud Services forum. You're not really asking a product-related question, but I'm sure you'll get suggestions.

 

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  • Filenames should not contain spaces or special characters (#$%^&*). 
  • Filenames may safely contain alpha-numeric characters with hyphen - or underscore_ separators. 
  • For best results, avoid excessively long filenames, no more than 35 characters. 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Product User & Community Expert
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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While it is not technically wrong to use periods in file names, it is best to avoid using them.

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currently you can get away with quite a bit more than in the past, but if you use file names safe for past os'es you won't have a problem with current ones:

 

use underscores

v01 is ok if you expect less than 100, versions.  otherwise, v001 if max 1000.

 

eg, for project1 i like to use project1_v000, project1_v001 etc.

 

use different folders (suggestively named) for different assets, or different versions.

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